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Greetings from Northeast Ohio

Discussion in 'Beginners Forum' started by Schimpfy, Oct 7, 2017.

  1. Schimpfy

    Schimpfy Chimp

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    Hi everyone!

    My name's Mike and I'm trying to get back into mountain biking. It's something I've missed doing for a long time, but having four kids shifts your priorities a bit. Until recently I was riding an '01 GT Zaskar that I built from the ground up. She's held up well, however, with my aging body the medium frame just wasn't big enough for comfortable riding anymore. Well, that and the ancient components are showing a lot of wear. Instead of updating all the bits and pieces to keep riding a bike that's a bit too small for me I opted to go brand new. A few weeks ago I bought a new GT Pantera Elite and I absolutely love it! I've been out a couple of times for some short rides to get a feel for the bike, but it's definitely re-motivated me to start riding again.

    Looking forward to seeing you all on the trail!
     
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  2. Kevin

    Kevin Turbo Monkey

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    Hi Mike!

    Do you like gladiator movies?
     
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  3. Schimpfy

    Schimpfy Chimp

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    Hi!

    I feel like I'm missing something here...:P
     
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    welcome, ignore the inevitable flak
     
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  5. StiHacka

    StiHacka Compensating for something

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    i͓̽t͓̽ i͓̽s͓̽ fu͓̽l͓̽l͓̽ o͓̽f s͓̽t͓̽a͓̽r͓̽s͓̽
    You may have passed the test. Have you ever been to a Turkish prison?
     
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  6. Kevin

    Kevin Turbo Monkey

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    Ftfy...
     
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  7. Schimpfy

    Schimpfy Chimp

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    Yes, that's where I became a man.
     
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  8. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    welcome Mike! how's the riding around Kent?
     
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    Westy the teste

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    Welcome. I spent a year outside Cleveland. Can't say I miss it.
     
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  10. Schimpfy

    Schimpfy Chimp

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    It's pretty good. I've got three decent trails within 20 minutes of me. Definitely more than when I was in Texas.
     
  11. KenW449

    KenW449 something stupid

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    You're gonna get along just fine here